Irene Kok, cello
Irene Kok is an international prize winning Dutch Cellist. Her main goal as a musician – to connect the music with the audience – brought her to a bright and expressiveness interpretation, much appreciated by the public.
With a specialisation and interest in both early music and folk music, Irene Kok has a broad playing field reaching from the most important concert halls in the world to small chamber music series and jazz clubs.
The variation of people, surroundings and musical influences are making Irene Kok a touching and interesting cellist. Feeling at home on every stage, travelling the world with her instrument and trying to inspire people by making music.
Irene Kok got her education at the conservatory in Amsterdam and at the university of Vienna with Prof. Reinhard Latzko. She made her solo debut with the Dutch Northern Orchestra in 2019 with the first cello concerto of Shostakovich with Damian Iorio and will be taking the stage with Tchaikovsky – rococo variations, Vivaldi and Brahms double concerto this season.
The Chimaera Trio, where Irene is a founding member, will bring out its debut CD in the ‘AVROTROS classical presents’ series – an initiative from the Dutch Radio/TV. The debut CD of her ensemble the Zenith Duo will come out in the spring of 2020.
Irene plays on a Capicchioni cello from Cremona, which is kindly lent to her by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.